An easy ricotta dessert that you blend right in your food processor. Only three ingredients, and it can be keto and low carb too!
I have a pretty wild sweet tooth. Apart from trying to fight it, I have developed an arsenal of truly easy recipes that can calm it down without causing too much damage. 😂
This tasty ricotta dessert is one of these recipes. It is cool and creamy and nicely flavored with vanilla and honey. Wonderful by itself, it's even better when topped with fresh berries.
The ingredients you'll need
You'll only need a few simple ingredients to make this tasty recipe. The exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below. Here's an overview of what you'll need:
Ricotta cheese: You should definitely use whole-milk cheese in this recipe. Reduced-fat ricotta isn't very good in my opinion, in terms of flavor and texture.
Sweetener: Either honey or a powdered sugar-free sweetener. For the best texture, use a powdered sweetener and not a granulated one - see the discussion below.
Vanilla extract: Try to use the real thing - pure vanilla extract - and not the artificially flavored stuff.
How to make ricotta dessert
It's a very easy recipe! Simply process the three ingredients in your food processor for about two minutes, then chill for an hour before serving. The result is so tasty and creamy! It's difficult to believe that so little work is required to produce such lovely results.
A low-carb version
If you prefer to use a low carb sweetener when making this recipe, it's best to use Swerve Confectioners or another powdered sweetener. Its fine texture will ensure that the creamy dessert is nice and smooth. If you use a granulated (not powdered) sweetener, the granules will affect the texture, and not in a good way.
Can I use low-fat ricotta in this recipe?
I don't recommend it. I experimented with using low-fat ricotta in this recipe, and I have to say that it's just wasn't as good. It was too grainy and not creamy enough. So do stick with whole milk ricotta.
How to serve ricotta dessert
It's excellent all on its own. I like to serve it in pretty dessert glasses. It's also wonderful topped with fresh berries, with blueberry compote, with chocolate whipped cream, or with a drizzle of melted dark chocolate and some chopped nuts.
How long can I keep this dessert?
You can keep it in the fridge, in an airtight container, for up to four days. Give it a good stir before serving it. This is one of those recipes where the leftovers actually taste great - almost as good as the freshly prepared recipe.
More ricotta recipes that you might like
I really like ricotta cheese, and use it in several of my recipes. I like its delicate flavor and texture and its lovely creaminess. My favorite recipes to make with this tasty cheese are ricotta cheesecake and lemon ricotta pancakes. Both are very tasty and a breeze to make.
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Vanilla Ricotta Dessert
- 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese (half of a 15 oz container)
- 2 tablespoons honey or a sugar-free sweetener*
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Place the ingredients in your food processor bowl.
- Process until very smooth, about 2 minutes.
- Refrigerate for one hour before serving.
- Serve in small, ⅓-cup dessert bowls or ramekins.